Fields of expertise
BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Medical devices
BiographyPhilippe Renaud is Emeritus Professor. He was previously heading the Microsystem Laboratory 4 (LMIS4). He is was the scientific director of the EPFL Center of MicroNanoTechnology (CMI). His main research area was related to micro-nano technologies in biomedical applications (BioMEMS) with emphasis on cell-chips, nanofluidics and bioelectronics. Ph. Renaud has been involved in many scientific papers in his research area.
He received his diploma in physics from the University of Neuchâtel (1983) and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Lausanne (1988). He was postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley (1988-89) and then at the IBM Zürich Research Laboratory in Switzerland (1990-91). In 1992, he joined the Sensors and Actuators group of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) at Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He was appointed assistant professor at EPFL in 1993 and full professor in 1997. In summer 1996, he was visiting professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. He later spend summer sabbatical visits at University College London (UCL) and at Politecnico Torino.
Ph. Renaud is currently active in several scientific committee (scientific journals, international conferences, scientific advisory boards of companies, PhD thesis committee). He is also co-founder of the NanoBioTech-Montreux conference.